Sonora Resources, a mineral exploration and production company focused on international silver and gold targets in geopolitically stable regions, reported completion today of the sweeping geophysics program at its Los Amoles Property in Sonora State, Mexico. The geophysical data will be married with extant historical data, as well as work results to hone in on areas indicated to be highly prospective for epithermal silver and gold deposits.
While still in early stages of development, the 16.3 sq km Los Amoles Property is just some 10 km away from one of Mexico’s largest mining and processing facilities, the La Caridad Mine run by Grupo Mexico and has seen extensive artisan workings that kicked up targets on over 20 gold/silver veins running throughout the option lands. Needless to say SURE is eager to complete a full and rigorous analysis of the geophysical data, which was derived via both IP and magnetic susceptibility covering a nine sq km zone (28 line km of grid) of the property.
A rock sampling program was also run in parallel to the recent data collection, culling 124 samples from historic workings, mineralized dumps and key outcrops tagged for observed mineralization. Samples have been sent to nearby (150 km) Hermosillo, where an Inspectorate Labs facility will be handling the testing, results of which are anticipated by SURE within three weeks.
Initial results appear to check with extant data, leading to a very positive outlook for SURE, which expects full results and the final, detailed reported within the next two weeks. The previous analytical efforts produced a relatively complete mapping of a surface vein system roughly 800m along strike which has previously yielded very promising assay/sampling results:
2m grading 0.63 g/t Au and 698.6 g/t Ag
6m grading 0.33 g/t Au and 226.6 g/t Ag (included 2m at 0.63 g/t Au and 497.3 g/t Ag)
1m grading 0.33 g/t Au and 496.8 g/t Ag
Dump material grading 0.24 g/t Au and 1,027.5 Ag (note the high silver content)
With an option to earn a 70% interest in Los Amoles, SURE has been shrewdly measuring forward momentum; as all efforts to date have been essentially focused on the large magnetic anomaly (4 x 2.5 sq km in size) on the southern edge of the property and analysis thus far indicates this targeted anomaly represents veins of silver-lead with gold that are distal to a larger, buried porphyry system. While this scenario has yet to be thoroughly tested, the geological indices are strong and sampling data alone is cause to proceed, especially when one consider the regional geological make up, as most of the entire region’s top porphyry deposits occur within some 70 km of Los Amoles.
These are promising results for Sonora Resources and shareholders can look forward to reports/analysis coming out soon on Los Amoles.
For more information, please visit the Sonora Resources Corp. website at: www.sonoraresources.com